Thursday, March 8, 2007

A Break from the Lists

Omg, I don't know what's up but since around noon my stomach has gone haywire! I don't know if it's from the sinus infection (drainage) or if it is the extra medication or what. I'll be fine and then all of a sudden I'll feel nauseated and the worst pain will hit my stomach. I've been sipping on diet coke, which I think is helping. My boss has had to answer phones for me off and on all afternoon. If this keeps up, I'll reach my goal weight TODAY. ;) lol. Actually, I think I'm sick from having to say all this nice stuff about people. HAHA!!! Just kidding.

Before I get back in to the "Ten Things" lists, I have to say I was soooo thrilled yesterday.

Anyone who follows my blog knows I love my camera. I also love my Kodak Easyshare printer dock, which I've had for about 15 months. I use it constantly. It prints my pictures, charges my digital camera battery, etc. When I want to print a photo to scrapbook, there it is. No driving to pick up digital pictures from the nearest printing outlet. It was right around $150 when I bought it, and has been well worth the investment. The picture quality is quite good in my opinion, but the convenience is my favorite part.

So, to my chagrin, the printer jammed up a few weeks back. I took it apart and found the problem, but then a little part broke off while I was "unjamming" it. So then I couldn't get the (brand new) printer cartridge out of it. I was bummed. I haven't completely given up hope on it, but I figured it was time to start looking for a new one. I have several extra picture kits for it so I wouldn't run out of supplies, and I didn't want to be stuck with them.

I started looking around for printers just like mine, and I found out they are discontinuing them. (No suprise there.) Kodak came out with a new all-in-one scanner, copier, printer. But it doesn't use the cartridge system mine does, and it doesn't charge the camera battery.

Most places I went to look for the type of printer I have, including Best Buy, are sold out. I went to three different places looking for them yesterday. Finally, I went to Walmart...not the one I usually go to...and I had just about given up on finding one. I walked up to Robert, who was looking at some clearance dvds in a locked case, when I saw two printer docks just like mine (with just a few more features) on clearance, locked in the case. $80! I was so thrilled! I had practically given up finding one, and then when I did, it was almost half what I had to pay for it originally! Talk about thrilled!

Then I was glancing around, and to the right was a digital hand held camcorder for $140. I've been looking to buy one for a couple of years now, and could never justify the price. It just so happened that we had the money to buy them both, so I got the camcorder, too. Granted, I'll be "allowance-less" for at least the rest of the month, but I think it was worth it.

Okay, that's that.

Right now I'm enjoying a calm time with my stomach. Let's hope it lasts. I'd like to get on with the business of telling my blogger peeps what I like about them. It's fun!

Love and hugs until later!


neicybelle said... fun to find both of those items! i'm so happy for you!

hope you get to feeling better soon!!

J.F. said...

Digital camcorders are great if they record to those little tapes. I have one that records to DVD and they are no good for editing or adding music to videos, which is a total rip! I hope you're feeling well by now. Trying to list ten good things about me will make you ill all over again.

Elliemarie said...

Woohoo! Nothing better than finding an item you really want AND getting it on sale! Yay to getting a new printer dock and camcorder!

Holli said...

OMG! I just ELUUUUUUVE when that happens! That is so awesome and makes you all giddy inside!
I bought a Sony dig camera. Which I absolutely love my camera however... everything I buy has to be Sony - that's a downside.

Kristi K. said...

Oooh, j.f., I am so glad you said that about the camcorder. This one records to little tiny tapes. I was hoping I wouldn't be sorry in the long run for buying it. It said it "records digitally, and provides easy hookup to your p.c. for editing." I was hoping I wouldn't be sorry I didn't hold out for the little dvd disk kind. Thanks for the info. on that. The last camcorder I bought was in 1994. ;) It still works...and is relatively small in comparison to some of those huge cameras that were on the market in the early 90s. It's also a JVC, and it records to VHS C tapes. I recently converted those tapes to disk using my dvd recorder/VCR. That was a lot less painless than I thought.

Saying ten nice things about you is going to be easy! Don't make me go east and tell you off for talking about my blog peep like that! ;) teehee! Anyway, you're next! Look out!